The World's Greatest Athlete Author:Gerald Garner and Dee Caruso All the Merrivale teams have done is lose...and lose...and lose. Coach sam archer and his assistant, Milo Jackson, try desperately to think of something they can do to bring back the sweet smell of victory. Then one day, in Africa, they see Nanu, a boy of the jungle, race against a cheetah...and win. They are ecstatic. The answer to their prayers.